how to finish paduk?

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Forum topic by sidestepmcgee posted 03-15-2008 05:01 PM 865 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2008 05:01 PM

hi , im trying to figure the best way to finish paduk with sap on the edges, the finish seems to bleed over to the sap wood and have to re sand over and over . thanks

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#1 posted 03-15-2008 06:14 PM

Paint a little diluted white glue (glue size) over the sapwood, or use another type of finish, such as a waterborne. I assume that you are referring to the bleed-over of red into the sapwood (I don’t believe I have ever seen a piece of padauk with sapwood – is it white?) when you use a solvent based finish such as shellac or lacquer.

BTW- great handle!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#2 posted 03-16-2008 03:52 PM

thanks i’ll try that on a scrap this time around. yes the sapwood is white

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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